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MGM Boats are regular Irish boot Düsseldorf exhibitors. Pictured are John O'Kane (left) from MGM Boats in Northern Ireland, and Dublin Bay's Martin (centre) and Gerry Salmon on the Prestige Motorboats stand at the 2019 German exhibition
Exhibitor registrations for boot Düsseldorf 2022 have started. From now on, interested new exhibitors and all long-time friends of the water sports fair can register for the event from 22 to 30 January 2022 here The team around boot Project Director…
High-level panellists from business and politics, including European Commissioner Sinkevičius and a Member of the European Parliament, discussed the key issues for the boating industry, including the impact of COVID-19, the sector’s recovery, and trends in travel and tourism. It…
boot Düsseldorf & European Boating Industry
boot Düsseldorf and European Boating Industry announce that the sixth edition of the annual International Breakfast Meeting will move to a digital format. On 20 April, high-level panellists from business and politics will discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis…
 IMF at Boot - The Irish Marine Federation used regularly used the opportunity of Boot Dusseldorf as a sales platform but also for industry pow-wows (from left in 2020)Treasurer Ian O'Meara of Viking Marine, James Kirwan of BJ Marine, Chairman Paal Janson and Secretary Gerry Salmon of MGM Boats
The Irish Marine Trade has been giving its reaction to today's cancellation of the giant German Boat Show, Boot Dusseldorf that was scheduled for April and a key show for the Irish industry. As Afloat reported earlier, the world’s largest…
Boot Dusseldorf has been cancelled in April
Germany's Boot Dusseldorf that originally postponed from January to April due to COVID-19 has now been called off for 2021. The world’s largest indoor boat show fell due to the ongoing high infection numbers across all of Europe.  The massive…
boot Düsseldorf 2021 Moves to April
boot Düsseldorf 2021 will be held from 17th to 25th April. The original dates from 23 to 31 January could not be used due to the ongoing high infection numbers across all of Europe. Messe Düsseldorf has postponed boot after…
boot Dusseldorf to Make Statement Regarding Show Dates on Thursday
The organisers of the giant German boat show boot Dusseldorf are aware that rumours have been circulating that the January show has been postponed until later in the year. Messe Dusseldorf said they wished to make it clear that any…
Petros Michelidakis is boot project director
In a conference tempered by caution – and support for lockdown measures taking place in Germany and further afield – the organising team of boot Düsseldorf has stated that time is the key factor to whether the show will go…
Green Light for boot Düsseldorf's Irish Visitors to Attend German Boat Show
The German Federal Government has decided that trade fair participants are generally considered business travellers with good cause to enter Germany. In addition, the current corona entry regulation of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (CoronaEinrVO) applies. When entering Germany, trade…
boot Düsseldorf 2021 is Fully on Course - Everything’s Going to Plan, Says German Organiser
The organiser of the world's largest indoor boat show says the successful staging of this month's CARAVAN SALON 2020 at the same venue has demonstrated the success of Düsseldorf trade fairs with September's exhibitors reporting amazing results.  Wolfram Diener, CEO…
Wolfram Diener (right) is taking over from Werner Dornscheidt
“Many of the hotspots of the water sports community in Europe are coming to life again”, boot Director Petros Michelidakis is delighted to report. He is Greek by birth and a keen sailor – and will soon be paying another…
Boot Dusseldorf Prepares for January 2021 Show
Messe Düsseldorf, organisers of Boot, the giant European Boat Show, have begun online registration for the forthcoming boot from 23 to 31 January 2021 under the motto “restart your business @ boot Düsseldorf”. The show is popular with Irish visitors…
IMF at Boot - Prestige Yachts of France facilitated a meeting of the Irish Marine Federation at its Boot Dusseldorf stand. (From Left) Treasurer Ian O'Meara of Viking Marine, James Kirwan of BJ Marine, Chairman Paal Janson and Secretary Gerry Salmon of MGM Boats
An Irish Marine Federation committee meeting held at Boot Dusseldorf last week discussed future European tie-ups with the massive German show as a result of Brexit and the loss of the London Boat Show, traditionally a show with a strong…
Boot Dusseldorf Reports 'Brilliant Start' to the New Water Sports Decade
boot Düsseldorf has made a brilliant start to the new decade with a hugely successful event. Visitors, including an increasing number of Irish boating fans, were enthusiastic about the wide-ranging programme and the enormous selection of products and services provided…
Artist’s impression of the new X5⁶
Hot on the heels of the European Yacht of the Year award win for the X4⁰, X-Yachts have revealed at boot Düsseldorf that their new X5⁶ is planned launch in November this year ahead of the 2021 show. Chief designer…
Beneteau’s Oceanis 30.1 was named European Yacht of the Year in the Family Cruiser category
Beneteau and X-Yachts were the big winners in the cruiser categories in this year’s European Yacht of the Year awards presented on the flagship night of boot Düsseldorf, as previously reported on Afloat.ie. This year’s winner in the Family Cruiser…

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